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Why the crescent over mosques?
By:Mubashir, Canada
Date: Saturday, 8 July 2017, 10:31 pm

Over the past few years, it has become a custom to place the crescent on top of mosques. We don't fine this in mosques constructed say, over a hundred years back. Why is this?

Falsely, some people believe that the Muslims believe in a "Moon God" therefore they place the crescent as a symbol on top of their centers of worship. Does not placing crescents on top of mosques contribute to this false belief?

Islam being strictly a monotheistic way of life abhors any devotion to objects of nature. What then is the significance of the crescent on top of mosques?

Kindly comment. Thanks.

Messages In This Thread

Why the crescent over mosques?
Mubashir, Canada -- Saturday, 8 July 2017, 10:31 pm
Re: Why the crescent over mosques?
Hashim Jamal, London -- Sunday, 9 July 2017, 5:41 pm
Re: Why the crescent over mosques?
Mubashir, Canada -- Sunday, 9 July 2017, 10:08 pm
Re: Why the crescent over mosques?
shad -- Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 5:12 am